The Goldman Environmental Prize was created in 1990 to recognize leaders in the grassroots environmental movement.
Each year, one Goldman Prize winner is selected from each region of the world: Africa, Asia, Europe, Islands and Island Nations, North America, and South and Central America.
This year’s winners (announced on April 24) include a man who moved to end corruption and illegal forestry in Liberia and a 26-year-old lawyer who transformed how the Danube Delta is seen in the eyes of the Ukrainian government. Meet all of the recipients—and be sure to watch the inspiring videos about each. Their stories showcase the importance of learning about an interconnected globe.
Photo of Liberian activist Silas Siakor courtesy The Goldman Environmental Prize